ITAL2407 Italian Studies 7

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the ITLNA Italian Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit follows on from ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6 or ITAL1106 Italian Advanced II. It focuses on developing advanced skills in oral and written Italian through study of social and linguistic aspects of modern Italy. The unit leads to ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8. Students study advanced topics in Italian grammar; pay particular attention to the way prescriptive rules of grammar are realised in speech and writing in contemporary Italy; analyse the effect of register on grammatical usage; develop their awareness of the structures and use of the English language; further develop their ability to converse in Italian with fluency and accuracy on contemporary themes; and read a range of literary and non-literary texts, from a range of historical periods, in their social and historical context.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) read contemporary Italian with a high level of understanding of the 'linguistic' and 'cultural' meanings of texts; (2) understand spoken Italian in face-to-face situations and from screen-based sources; (3) express themselves with accuracy and fluency in spoken and written Italian; (4) integrate their language awareness with higher sociocultural knowledge by reading literary texts; and (5) reach Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class presentations and written summaries; (2) class tests; and (3) class contribution and participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Vincenzo Savini
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6 or ITAL1106 Italian Advanced II
Incompatibility:
ITAL2207 Italian Advanced III
Contact hours
language classes: 3 hours per week (over 12 weeks, involves a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussions, group work on linguistic and cultural topics, and presentations)
Texts

Lists of texts are available from the European Languages and Studies web page.

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